Story: Wetland birds

Auckland Island teal (1st of 3)

Auckland Island teal

Flightless Auckland Island teal live a semi-marine life, spending part of their time in kelp beds surrounding the islands. They also feed in peaty streams. The male (left) has finely barred breast plumage during the breeding season.

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Photograph by Rod Morris

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Christina Troup, 'Wetland birds - Teal', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 May 2022)

Story by Christina Troup, published 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015